PBC CSKA Moscow is a Russian professional basketball team that is based in Moscow, Russia. The club is a member of the PBL, the VTB United League and the Euroleague. It is often referred to in the West as "Red Army" for its past affiliation with the Soviet Army. CSKA has won two titles between 2006 and 2009 in Europe's principal club competition, the Euroleague, making the final in all four seasons. In 2006, they defeated two-time defending champions Maccabi Tel Aviv 73–69 in the final at Sazka Arena in Prague.
CSKA lost in the 2007 final 93–91 to Panathinaikos on the Greens' home floor, the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens. In 2008, they won a rematch of the 2006 final against Maccabi 91–77 in Madrid. In 2009, they lost a rematch of the 2007 final against Panathinaikos 73–71 in Berlin. The club has competed in 8 consecutive Euroleague Final Fours, which is an all-time record.
Well-known players that have played with the club over the years include: Andrei Kirilenko, Darius Songaila, Gordan Giriček, Alexander Volkov, Sergei Belov, Vladimir Tkachenko, Dragan Tarlać, Marcus Brown, Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Theo Papaloukas, Nenad Krstić, Jamont Gordon, and Miloš Teodosić. Over many years, CSKA has the reputation for being one of the richest clubs in Europe.
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